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(KSL News) The lights are finally back on for some 50,000 people who were in the dark yesterday.

The power outage affected residents in North Ogden, Pleasantview and Harrisville.

Several people were in the dark for almost three hours. Utah Power spokeswoman Nancy Verekamp said power was restored to about 7,000 customers, chiefly in central Ogden, about 6 p.m. and to the rest at 7:03 p.m.

Utah Power officials say a sub-station at the mouth of Ogden Canyon shut down, causing the problem. And they say a lightning storm may have been the culprit.

Ogden police reported numerous small accidents during the outage, but there were no major accidents.

Ogden Regional Medical Center, McKay-Dee Hospital and the tower at Ogden-Hinckley Airport never lost power.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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